Earlier this evening, I listened to an NPR story about a recently-released book, Perfect Pitch: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, following the a cappella competition circuit.
I figured the book would be a great gift for my older brother, Danny. He’s been part of Fermata Nowhere a group at Mt. San Antonio College for a few years. I’ve seen him perform a couple of times and heard him practice many times. Unfortunately, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals on March 1st conflicted with my cousin’s wedding. Danny went to the competition with the rest of the group while his family — or his number one cheerleaders — went to the wedding.
In the middle of the reception, Danny text messaged us to let us know that Fermata Nowhere placed first and would advance to the next round of competition. You can view videos of their performances at the competition here, here, here, and here.
Danny doesn’t perform any solos in those videos, which is a shame because he’s got a great voice. Luckily, I found an older Fermata Nowhere video featuring Danny singing one of the solos for Ricky Martin’s “María.” Enjoy! Maybe one day there’ll be a video of me singing something on here. Hah.
Video after the jump.